Education Vision Plan Given New Life

June 23, 2017

(June 23) – Gov.John Hickenlooper announced today an executive order to expand the scope of the Governor’s Education Leadership Council to take on the work envisioned in the Education Vision Plan, HB17-1287, by Reps. Millie Hamner, D-Dillon, and Bob Rankin, R-Carbondale. Rep. Hamner applauded the governor’s decision and said she is looking forward to moving

Weissman Bill to Support Student Achievement Now Law

June 5, 2017

(June 5) – A bill by Rep. Mike Weissman to change the way that the state tracks the graduation rate of students in the Accelerating Students through Concurrent Enrollment (ASCENT) program was signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper this afternoon. “As post-secondary education becomes more important but less affordable, ASCENT gives students a leg

Pettersen Bills to Increase Equity for Kids and Combat Opioid Abuse Now Law

June 2, 2017

(June 2) – Gov. John Hickenlooper this morning signed into law two groundbreaking bills by Rep. Brittany Pettersen to solve a statewide issue about mill levy funding while also increasing accountability for schools and to combat opioid addiction through inpatient treatment. Gov. Hickenlooper joined advocates at Rocky Mountain Prep Southwest to sign HB17-1375, the first